People on Bikes

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Louisiana Town Sets Permanent Curfew for Walking and Biking

Public perceptions about noise and drugs have led the city of Kaplan in Louisiana to prohibit walking and biking at night.

July 13, 2023 - KLFY

A rider on a Citibike on a bike lane in New York City

Bikes Are More Popular Than Ever in New York City, City Officials Say

Build safe infrastructure and people on bikes will come, according to New York City officials.

April 27, 2023 - New York City Department of Transportation

Bike Light

People on Bikes Outnumber Drivers in the City of London

The City of London’s efforts to increase biking and reduce driving has finally achieved a long-term goal: a preference for biking over driving.

March 24, 2023 - Forbes

Crosswalk

‘Idaho Stop’ Now Legal in Colorado

Colorado is the latest state to make it legal for people on bikes to treat stop signs like yield signs when no cars are in the intersection.

April 15, 2022 - Bicycle Colorado

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Colorado Legislature Approves 'Idaho Stop' Bill

Pending Gov. Polis's signature on a bill approved recently by the Colorado State Legislature, Colorado will become the latest state to allow people on bikes to yield at stop signs.

March 27, 2022 - Colorado Politics

A group of cyclists rides on a green painted bike line on the Embarcadero in Sa Francisco.

Bill Legalizing the Idaho Stop in California Waits for Governor's Signature

The Idaho Stop—allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs in empty intersections as yield signs—is gaining popularity around the country. Next (not quite) stop: California.

September 24, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

A single bike rider wearing a mask rides along a waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

Can Portland's Bike Boom Outlast the Pandemic?

"Anytime the city does something to dramatically improve streets for people and limit car access...it’s hard to take them back."

August 13, 2021 - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Pandemic Bike Lanes

More Bikes Lanes, More Bikes: Lessons from the Pandemic

New research ties pop up bike lanes implemented in Europe during the pandemic to increased levels of biking.

April 2, 2021 - The New York Times

Cops on Bikes

Virginia's Proposed Bicycle Safety Act Puts the Onus on Drivers

Three-foot passing rules are safe. Requiring drivers to change lanes to pass people on bikes are even safer.

January 25, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Old Man Cyclist

How to Sustain the Pandemic Bike Boom

With bike sales soaring as people seek out safe outdoor recreation, institutional support and investment can maintain the growth of cycling as commuters start going back to work.

January 6, 2021 - The Verge

Lake Michigan

Lessons From the Viral Video of Lake Michigan Taking Out a Bike Commuter

Climate change will only increase the frequency of incidents like the one captured by a television news station in Chicago earlier this week.

December 3, 2020 - Bicycling

People on Bikes

Starting Today: The Idaho Stop Is Legal in Washington State

A law passed in March allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs when conditions permit takes effect today in Washington State.

September 30, 2020 - KUOW

BABS bikes in a socking station

Bike Share Lessons From the Pandemic

Bike share data from six U.S. cities offer insight into how Americans have changed travel patterns during the pandemic.

July 24, 2020 - Citymetric

Denver Bike Lane

Bike Thefts Increase as More People Take to Two Wheels

The city of Denver has reported a spike in bike thefts in 2020, with a big increase in thefts occurring April and May.

June 26, 2020 - The Denver Post

Abolish the Police

The Bike as a Symbol of Freedom

It's no geographic accident that so many of the images emerging from nationwide protests have featured numerous protestors on bikes. These forces have been coalescing for years.

June 15, 2020 - The New Yorker

New York Cyclist

Making Space for the 'Invisible Cyclists' in Post-Pandemic Transportation Planning

As biking gains popularity as a transportation mode during the pandemic, planners are called on to elevate the role of "invisible cyclists"—people of color on bikes—in the process of redesigning and re-engineering streets.

June 2, 2020 - The Conversation

Active Transportation

2020's Hot Transportation Trend: The Bike

A prominent consequence of the stay-at-home orders and social distancing of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States has been a dramatic surge in the popularity of bike transportation.

May 20, 2020 - The Guardian

Open Space Trails

A Love Letter to the Bicycle

Riding a bicycle is not only a coping mechanism; it's also a way to protect ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 29, 2020 - The Star

People on Bikes and Pedestrians

Bikes Gain Popularity as People Ditch Subways and Buses

Bike counts and bike share rides are increasing in two of the country's largest cities as commuters look for transportation modes that allow for physical distancing.

March 18, 2020 - The New York Times

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

Panel Recommends Federal Bike Helmet Law

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that all 50 states require people on bikes of all ages to wear helmets.

November 6, 2019 - StreetsBlog NYC

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